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Bellagio- Villa Melzi Garden


Francesco Melzi d’Eril, count of Lodi and Vice president of the First Italian Republic in the time of Napoleon, decided at the beginning of the 19th century to build a summer residence at Bellagio.
The villa was built between 1808 and 1810; Count Melzi’s taste for the neo-classical style came from Napoleonic France and inspired his choice of the architect Giocondo Albertolli. The white columns that flank the landing stage in front of the villa, and the regular succession of the windows enhance the classical style of the house when viewed from the lake.

The park was commissioned to Luigi Canonica and the agronomist Luigi Villoresi, who also laid out the Parco di Monza The axis of the garden extends up the slope from the lake to a high point above the villa.
It is crossed by many winding paths.
Under the trees, along the shore and at the intersections of the paths, are Egyptian sculptures and Roman statues which add to the romantic atmosphere of the garden. According to the taste of the period lots of exotic trees were planted. Fascinating is the Japanese pond with water lilies, surrounded by Japanese maple trees and cedar trees. In April and May you can admire the blooming of the azaleas and rhododendrons
The present owner is Count Gallarati Scotti.


Guided tours of the gardens of Villa Melzi which, for the first time open their gates in winter, allowing you to discover them in another guise, when nature rests and prepares for the spring explosion and the gardeners, so lovingly, take care of trees, flowers and small paths that run through the garden.
Access allowed only through guided tours and only on the days and times indicated below:
Every Saturdays and Sundays from November 6 to December 19 included:
Departure every hour from 11:30 to 15:30 (11:30 – 12:30 – 13:30 – 14:30 – 15:30).
Duration of the visit 45 minutes then you can stay in the garden longer.
Price 10 euro per person (including entrance ticket and guide).
Children up to 12 years free.
Reservations and purchase of tickets online or directly at the entrance to the gardens (cash only)

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Bellagio- Villa Melzi Garden

Via Melzi D'Eril - 22021 Bellagio CO

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